Army Soldier Killed, Another Injured In Poonch Snow Avalanche

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JAMMU – A soldier  was killed and another was injured when an avalanche hit an Army post along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district on Thursday, police said.

The avalanche hit the post of Rashtriya Rifles in Sawjian sector in the morning. It buried two soldiers, following which a rescue operation was launched immediately, the police said.

“A search operation was started immediately and the duo trapped under snow were evacuated,” they said.

However, one died on the spot and another sepoy Harpreet Singh of Punjab was taken to nearby army’s health facility for treatment, they said.

The deceased has been identified as Lance Naik Sapan Mehra of Kangra, Himachal Pradesh.

Station House Officer (SHO), Mandi, Anil Sharma also confirmed the incident. 

 

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